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Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum

Old Furnace Road, P.O.Box 207, Snow Hill, MD 21863
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Snow Hill
Type: Historic Sites
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Mebane, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I remember this site as a teenager growing up a few miles away in the early 70's. There was nothing there but a dirt road off the blacktop that led down into the swamp, surrounded by tall gloomy cypress trees. The only thing visible was the tall brick furnace, which at the time had a fairsized tree growing out of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We enjoyed the iron smith and the weaver. The buildings were explained by signs and an informative Map. Pleasant gift shop with items made by the smith and the weaver and historical books. I wish we had time for the hike.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The blacksmith demonstration was wonderful. He made a square iron hook with a twisted shank from a round rod of iron and spoke about the craft as he did it. Much history about the town, and well worth it.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

It was laid out very well. There were expert "artisans" available at some of the areas. Very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is such a fun place to learn about the settlers who lived in Furnace Town. I really loved watching the Iron Worker. He was so facinating that I did not want to leave. Be careful not to visit when there are bus loads of screaming school children or at a time when the staff has just dealt with a... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Quaint historic spot that was interesting to see. Particularly the original iron furnace that is still standing. I would not leave without going on the Nature Conservancy's Leifer trail. Neat to see the cyprus trees up close as its not common this far north!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

After driving past the signs for furnace town several times (it being only 30 min from my home) I decided to check it out one day with my 8 year old. It was a great find! It's like a mini-Williamsburg with several historical homes, church, buildings, farm/garden and a furnace. I'd like to go back again and take the rest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

An interesting piece of history and worthwhile. We got a great expalnation of the iron furnace before we walked around the outdoor museum. It was raining hard and while we were waiting for the rain to stop, the blacksmith gave us the background of the iron furnace and why it failed.

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Waretown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great place for all ages although adults will enjoy it more than the kids. It's more than just a museum, so plan on exploring the rest of the village. Lots of history explained and live demonstrations.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

The Furnace Town Living Heritage museum boasts the large Iron furnace as its centerpiece, it's height and breadth are amazing and it calls for you to touch it to feel its history. The complex has several places to visit a historic church, blacksmith shop, broom maker and a museum of the town. This town is the site of several folklore... More

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